Daina Storey, MAICD

Daina is a social impact professional with over 14 years of professional experience in project & event management, logistics, data assessment, strategy, and marketing across a diverse range of industries including social enterprise, nonprofit, entertainment, and real estate. Daina most recently served as the Director for the Nashville Social Enterprise Alliance, and continues to support the chapter as an active board member. In her role, she managed, created, and executed all aspects of the Nashville chapter of SEA resulting in NSEA becoming one of the largest chapters within Social Enterprise Alliance’s national network of chapters. While at NSEA, she strategized chapter growth by building a network of resources and community partners for social entrepreneurs, as well as engaged the social enterprise community and created educational opportunities through events, marketing & social media, including NSEA's most successful Good Makers Market ever in November of 2018. She has also consulted with Red Bull’s social enterprise initiative, Amaphiko, assisting with the execution of their first Connect event in the south.

Daina is also an experienced realtor with Village Real Estate, holds a MA in International Community Development from Northwest University and a BS in Communications from Belmont University and has held positions with respected national institutions including World Vision, Social Enterprise Alliance, Vector Management, and Keller Williams Realty. She has also co-founded and launched The Kkumi Project, a nonprofit that focuses on education and leadership opportunities for young men in the Wakiso community of Uganda. She is active in her community and passionate volunteering and has served on the board for the 12 South Neighborhood Association, as well as volunteered for organizations including Thistle Farms, Trap Garden, and Siloam Family Health Center. She has lived in East Africa and London, led multiple international team trips to Uganda, and enjoys traveling with her husband to soak up different cultures. They have just welcomed their first child, Leyton Sophia. Most of all, she is passionate about supporting the sustainable impact social enterprise has in communities and helping the sector grow.